Saturday, June 25, 2016

German MPs Are Banned From Visiting German Troops In Turkey

DW: Turkey blocks German delegation airbase trip over Armenian genocide row

Turkey has blocked a high-level German delegation from visiting troops at an airbase taking part in the US-led mission against "Islamic State." The spat appears to be over Germany's Armenia genocide resolution.

Turkey has denied permission for a senior German defense official and several members of parliament to visit Incirlik airbase in July, a spokesperson from the German defense ministry said Wednesday, as tensions mount between the NATO allies.

Germany has about 250 troops, six Tornado reconnaissance planes and a refueling aircraft at the airbase in southern Turkey as part of the international coalition fighting the so-called "Islamic State" in Syria.

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WNU Editor: This is Turkey's explanation for the ban .... After German trip to air base denied, Turkey explains (AP).

More News On Turkey Banning German MPs From Visiting German Troops In Turkey

Turkey blocking German official's visit to Incirlik base: Germany -- Reuters
Turkey blocks German visit to own soldiers on air base -- The Local
Turkey 'blocking' German MPs' visit to Incirlik air base -- BBC
Turkey blocks German MPs' base visit after genocide row -- AFP
Germany: Turkey Blocking Delegation's Visit To Incirlik Base -- RFE
Ankara bans German MPs from visiting own troops on Turkey airbase -- RT
Turkey prevents German delegation from visiting Incirlik Airbase -- RUDAW
Erdogan's Revenge! German MPs Banned From Visiting Own Troops in Turkey -- Sputnik
Turkey-Germany row over Incirlik base visit: ‘Provocation by Erdogan’ -- RT

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